Fennel Citrus Salad

July 12, 2012
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This week we’ve been developing recipes based around citrus. It has been more of a challenge then anticipated, as I did not want to solely depend on desserts and sweets to fill in the blanks. At the same time, I wanted to avoid obvious choices such as Duck a l’Orange or Orange Glazed Chicken. So, […]

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June 29, 2012
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If you live in New Orleans you have probably enjoyed lunch at one of Mona’s Cafe’s four locations. I’m especially a fan of their Mid City location on Banks Street, as it includes a small middle eastern grocery store, packed full of hard to find sundries. (As a side note, if you buy olive oil […]

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Casarecce with Ricotta & Gremolata

March 18, 2012
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Recently we found ourselves lousy with fresh, homemade ricotta. The ricotta in question was leftover from an the NOMA Art in Bloom Patron Party where we served ricotta and gremolata crostini to the well dressed masses. Leftover ricotta you say? How terrible could that possibly be? Well the next time you have 12 pounds of ricotta on […]

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Sweet Lemon Glazed Root Vegetables

March 12, 2012
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This past Saturday I brought home a bunch of gorgeous purple carrots and baby turnips from Hollygrove Market and Farm. While it took a few days for them to find their way to our kitchen table, I finally had time this evening to create something delicious with the tender vegetables. On the same Saturday I […]

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Grilled Haloumi & Marinated Zucchini

February 25, 2012
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We’ve been experimenting with Haloumi a bit lately. Haloumi is a semi firm cheese that hails form Cyprus.  Due to its high melting point you’ve most likely eaten it grilled or fried, a common and delicious way to prepare it. The cheese is mild and salty and does not give off the greasy, unpleasant by-product […]

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Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Soup with Garlic Croutons

February 6, 2012
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We’ve had peppers on the brain lately. Reading about them, writing about them and most definitely cooking them. All for an article to be submitted this weekend for a future publication. (More on that some time later). Unfortunately Gourmand is rather adverse to peppers and no matter how often I serve them covered with delicious […]

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Celeriac & Stilton Soup

January 3, 2012
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Today I threw out a bottle of Crystal Hot Sauce that expired in 2005. In the spirit of new years and new beginnings I thought it might be time to purge my refrigerator of the ancient mustards and sauces that clutter the shelves and replace them with shiny new clutter. Boy was it ever time. […]

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December 3, 2011
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Post Thanksgiving Meat Hangover got you down? This is the time of year between Thanksgiving and Christmas that I like to try and cut back on the meat, fish and poultry. After gorging ourselves on Thanksgiving turkey, vegetarian and vegan dishes are a breath of fresh air and a great way to wipe the plate […]

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The World’s Best Cranberry Sauce

November 21, 2011
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In case you were wondering, my mother makes the best cranberry sauce in the world. In honor of this season of giving thanks and giving gifts, here is my gift to you. Enjoy. The World’s Best Cranberry Sauce aka Onion Raisin Cranberry Confit 2/3 cup golden raisins 2/3 cup dark raisins 2 pounds pearl onions […]

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Warm Cauliflower Sformato

November 17, 2011
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Recently Garden & Gun magazine (yes I read Garden & Gun) published a list of the 50 best Southern dishes. Best side, best meat, best seafood. Generally, the best dish to eat in the South. Not surprisingly, New Orleans and the state of Louisiana made the list numerous times with nods to Cochon Butcher, Galatoire’s and many […]

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